Walter Addiego

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For 520 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 5% same as the average critic
  • 51% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Walter Addiego's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Good Shepherd
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 520
520 movie reviews
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    The jokes run hot, cold and tepid.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Stupid.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Second-banana material.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    If only it wasn't such bloody nonsense.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Walter Addiego
    Legends of the Fall never makes you think too hard; its woes-of-a-proud-family formula takes a back seat to a self-conscious visual style that strains toward the level of myth.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Moretz is an appealing young woman whose star is rising. She'll probably have an exceptional career, but If I Stay won't be a highlight.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    No target is too obvious for Salvation Boulevard, a farrago of cheap shots aimed at Christian fundamentalism. It's a blunderbuss satire that criminally wastes a talented cast.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For some, this sort of thinking is a much-needed revolution in human consciousness. For others, it's little more than New Age platitudes and questionable science.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A fall-off in writing is part of the problem, but I think a more important issue is the replacement of Terry Zwigoff (“Crumb”) as director. Zwigoff’s humor is razor-sharp and incisive, qualities missing from Bad Santa 2.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The bad news is that the characters and situations are platitudes and the story is so heavy-handed that the film is hard to sit through.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The movie equivalent of the fruitcake you get every year from the folks back home. It's brick-heavy and full of nasty bits you don't want to put in your mouth, lovingly wrapped in pink cellophane.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Has more in common with a horror movie than with a genuine political work.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Two hours of senselessness and overkill, decked out in lurid, bad-trip colors.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    There are two main obstacles to enjoying The Last Witch Hunter. One is your ability to buy Vin Diesel as an immortal slayer of evildoers plying his trade in today’s Manhattan. You also have to swallow a by-the-numbers plot buried under an avalanche of fast-and-furious but underwhelming CGI effects.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Earnest and well-intentioned, The Identical is based on a "what if" that straddles the line between ingenious and loopy.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    So it's hard to know who gets the blame for Payback. I say we cut Mel some slack and put the hex on Helgeland.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A dimwitted, fill-in-the-blanks horror opus that slanders a fine and useful mammal.
    • San Francisco Examiner
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    About the only time the film emerges from its stupor is when Lewis bares his fangs and shows us that Max has a bilious, acerbic side.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    An hour into the picture, Spade offers a pretty funny imitation of belter Neil Diamond, but it's a long 60 minutes for such a pitiful payoff.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    A way-below-par golfing comedy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Maybe there's a real use for Carrie 2 after all. Stand it up against the original, and you have a pretty good lesson in what's happened to the movies in the last couple of decades.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Somehow, the funny stuff gets sucked into a kind of black hole in the center of the satire, along with all the comic debris. What should have been a surreal flight to the planet Lucas crumbles into a harmless collection of cosmic dustballs. [24 Jun 1987, p.52]
    • San Francisco Chronicle
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Ineptly written and shot like a fashion mag, rings hollow throughout. It's a long, long way from "Jules and Jim."
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    With the exception of a couple of inspired moments, Mary Reilly is merely a curious variation of an often-told story.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    Heavy-handed dialogue, flurries of melodrama and a silly ending make the whole enterprise sink like a stone.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The performers don't really seem at the top of their game here.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    For Tim and Eric, what's funny is what's odd, ultra-cheap, pathetic or scurvy - and what's funniest of all is that some people just don't get it.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    You can get away with almost anything in a farce except failing to be funny, and that's what kills Death at a Funeral.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    An unbroken flow of sad or nasty incidents.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Walter Addiego
    The film is morbid and mawkish, and packed with enough forced whimsy to make you scream.

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